Charles McDonald: Remembering late ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure, one of the most authentic people you'd ever meet
Charles McDonald: Remembering late ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure, one of the most authentic people you'd ever meet

The first time I spoke with Vaughn McClure, the ESPN NFL reporter who suddenly died at 48 last week, was through a simple direct message on Twitter during the 2017 season.As someone who desperately wanted to break into sportswriting, was a diehard fan of the Atlanta Falcons and generally followed Black sportswriters, Vaughn was someone I immediately looked up to. It wasn’t just the fact that he looked like me and covered my favorite team. He also did an impeccable job. Vaughn’s Falcons reporting was so damn good that my fellow tortured fans and I started calling him “NostraVaughnus.” Basically…

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